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Basically Bush supply high quality wild possum pelts to New Zealand and the world.

Basically Bush Limited was first established in July 1998 by directors/shareholders Sue & Steve Boot. Business activities revolve around possum harvesting (possum fur & skin procurement). In April 2008 Basically Bush Limited, changed its name to Wairata Holdings Limited and is now owned jointly by Sue & Steve Boot of Wairata Holdings Limited and Woolyarns Limited. The possum skin tannery is located in Woodville, Southern Hawkes Bay and is the operations base, while Head Office is located in Wairata, Opotiki.

What we do

Our work revolves around possum harvesting (possum fur & skin procurement), and the processing of possum skins at our tannery in Woodville. The Tannery has the capacity to process over 200,000 pelts per year, we also have the ability to dye small volumes for niche markets "and bespoke products". Basically Bush pride itself for its high standard of professionalism, ethical conduct and honesty, and aim to provide a pleasant experience to all those who do business with us.


UNTAMED, bringing out your wild side.

UNTAMED was conceived by Sue & Steve Boot and their Team who work passionately to produce the softest, plushest fur and leather creations from New Zealand Wild Fur – the Brushtail possum who lives, uninvited in the pristine natural environment of their beautiful country, New Zealand.

Untamed, wild, elegant, natural and resounding quality is one and the same when you purchase an UNTAMED creation.

Sue & Steve have been passionate about and involved in all aspects of the Wild New Zealand Fur industry for nearly 40 years and know that these unique products have a place in the fashion and interior decor houses, not only in New Zealand, but around the world.

These untamed and beautiful places have inspired the creations before you.